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Disclaimer: According to health experts (not quite sure who these experts are) anyway they issued a statement saying not to wash poultry before cooking because the splashing water spreads the salmonella bacteria.

The first dish I ever prepared was a roast chicken.  Sounds innocuous enough, but let me give you some color on what was going on in my life.  I was newly married and domestic duties were definitely not my forte. In high school, I actually failed home economics ( a mandatory course for girls which included sewing, baking- incredibly sexist!)  Saying cooking was a stressful endeavor for me was an understatement.  What made roasting this bird even more nerve racking was that I was preparing it for my mother-in -law.   Let me set the scene: dinner time arrived and everyone is seated at the table.  I proudly brought out the cooked bird and began slicing it and then EWHHH!!!  Inside was a bag of nasty pieces of gizzards and liver. So embarrassing….  who knew?  Why don’t they put a warning label on it or something like what’s on the outside of a Crackerjack’s box saying ” surprise inside”!!!  Who’s idea was this?  I think its kind of butcher’s sick joke because now anytime you buy a chicken you need to stick your had inside -well you know….




  1. That’s really funny. I remember my first meal for my parents in law and if that was not stressful enough, they also brought grandmother in law 🙂 I used the cooking book that came with the microwave. Let’s say they have never seen a meal like that.

  2. That’s hysterical ! I am going to ask my kids if they know what’s Inside the whole chicken!! My culinary disaster was serving yummy ribs to a kosher date!

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